The rains have led to flooding in the south of France

PARIS, Nov. 5. / Correspondent. ITAR-TASS Ilya Baranov /. Due to start on Thursday in southern France rains in 15 departments of the country declared an "orange" — the penultimate — the level of anxiety. This was reported today State Meteorological Service "Meteo France."

According to forecasts, severe flooding of homes are available in the northern part of the island of Corsica. On the territory of the Bouches-du-Rhone, administrative center is the city of Marseille, was threatened by flooding their banks of a large river Rhone. "The level of rainfall this weekend will average from 200 to 600 mm in Seven / mountain /", — the report says, "Meteo France."

The greatest damage brought downpours department Hérault and Gard, where on Thursday the state of emergency situation. According to the fire services in these regions have already evacuated about a hundred families. As water flooded substations, local authorities had to cut off the supply of electricity. So now there is no light of the order of 230 private homes and businesses. The floods in the Hérault, one person died.

Less tense situation in the departments of South Corsica, Alpes-Maritimes, Ariege, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrenees, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Ardèche, Haute-Loire, Lozère, Var and Vaucluse. The water in the local rivers and canals has risen to a critical level, but the living quarters until flooded.

Livni is forecast meteorologists will continue until Sunday morning.

Source: ITAR-TASS

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